Archil Talakvadze: OSCE/ODIHR report assesses Georgian parliamentary elections as competitive where all the fundamental rights have been adhered to
Archil Talakvadze: OSCE/ODIHR report assesses Georgian parliamentary elections as competitive where all the fundamental rights have been adhered to

“The public briefing revealed the resuming assessment report by OSCE/ODIHR and the international observation missions concerning the Parliamentary Elections of Georgia 2020. As the report provides, the Parliamentary Elections held in Georgia on October 31 have been assessed as competitive where all the fundamental rights have been adhered to,” said the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Archil Talakvadze.

“According to the report, despite COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia proved to be proficient to hold free and democratic elections. It is the main estimation of the Parliamentary Elections of Georgia by the international society, which determines the compliance of the elections we have held with the international standards,” noted Talakvadze.

“The hereof estimation is much positive than the conclusions on the preceding elections and it states that the election law and the election milieu have been improved.

We would like to thank our international partners, international observation missions for arriving in Georgia despite the pandemic and supporting the democratic development of Georgia and observing the Parliamentary elections.

We also would like to express our gratitude to our society and our supporters – Georgia has taken yet another important step to the enhancement of democracy.

As it was stated at the public briefing, our partners, international organizations expect cooperation with the newly formed Parliament in terms of improvement of further reforms and the legislation. We would like to declare that we are fully committed to at a maximal extent cooperate with the international partners and the organizations in the course of our further democratic reforming.

The report about the Parliamentary Elections of Georgia 2020 recognizes its results stating that the Elections have been held in a competitive manner and with full adherence to all fundamental rights,” stated Talakvadze.

 

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